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Watford vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more tonight



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Follow all the action as Watford welcome leaders Chelsea in the Premier League this evening.

With Manchester City and Liverpool also in action tonight, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to stay ahead of their rivals in the title race after being held by Manchester United last time out. The Blues looked short in front of goal after dropping points for the second Premier League match in a row at Stamford Bridge, but they could be boosted by the returning Romelu Lukaku at Vicarage Road.

Watford thrashed Manchester United 4-1 on their last home outing but the Hornets were defeated 4-2 by Leicester City on Sunday, as Claudio Ranieri returned to his former club. The Italian manager faces another of his former sides in Chelsea this evening with his team coming into tonight’s match just one place above the relegation zone. Both teams are dealing with lengthy injury lists as they enter the hectic winter period. Follow all the latest updates live below:

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Watford vs Chelsea: Team news

Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante remain sidelined with injuries while Thomas Tuchel said late calls will be made on Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner.

“We have some players in doubt, maybe we need a bit more time, more examinations,” Tuchel said on Tuesday. “James, Jorginho and Werner, they all trained today with us and there will be some last-minute decisions about the three.”

Romelu Lukaku could “get some minutes”, Tuchel added, as he returns from an ankle injury.

Watford also have several players unavailable, with key winger Ismaila Sarr out for at least a month due to a knee ligament injury.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster, who missed the Leicester game with a groin strain, and defender Nicolas Nkoulou, who sustained a hamstring injury against Manchester United, have also been ruled out until the new year. Emmanuel Dennis is a doubt.

Jamie Braidwood1 December 2021 18:00

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Watford vs Chelsea

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Watford vs Chelsea in the Premier League.

With Manchester City and Liverpool also in action tonight, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to stay ahead of their rivals in the title race after being held by Manchester United last time out.

The Blues looked short in front of goal after dropping points for the second Premier League match in a row at Stamford Bridge, but they could be boosted by the returning Romelu Lukaku at Vicarage Road.

Watford thrashed Manchester United 4-1 on their last outing at Vicarage Road but the Hornets were defeated 4-2 by Leicester City on Sunday, as Claudio Ranieri returned to his former club.

The Italian manager faces another of his former sides in Chelsea this evening with his team coming into tonight’s match just one place above the relegation zone. Both teams are dealing with lengthy injury lists as they enter the hectic winter period.

Jamie Braidwood1 December 2021 15:19



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